Ever wonder what Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure used to power Lync, Exchange, and SharePoint in Office 365 looks like?
Two resources have been made available which gives visibility into the technology, infrastructure and history behind it:
- Microsoft TechNet: MS Datacenters (A Window into Microsoft Datacenters): http://blogs.technet.com/b/msdatacenters/archive/2011/07/25/microsoft-shares-video-tour-of-its-cloud-datacenters.aspx
- Microsoft GFS Datacenter Tour (Video): http://www.globalfoundationservices.com/infrastructure/videos.html
These Microsoft Cloud Datacenters are used to power all of Microsoft’s online efforts (including Bing, MSDN, Windows Live, etc…) including the Microsoft Office 365 services.
Ten football fields of server power in one location (Chicago)!